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Ben Harrison Takes Over As Golf Division Senior VP At Lagardère Unlimited

Ben Harrison is now the Vice President of Lagardere Unlimited's Golf Division. (Photo courtesy of Ben Harrison's LinkedIn account)
Ben Harrison is now the Vice President of Lagardere Unlimited’s Golf Division. (Photo courtesy of Ben Harrison’s LinkedIn account)

Lagardère Unlimited’s recently had its Golf Division Senior Vice President David Yates leave the company and soon thereafter join Octagon’s Athletes and Personalities Division as Managing Director.  While it did not take long for Yates to find a new home in the world of athlete representation, Lagardère also immediately went to work on finding his replacement.  The man at the helm of Lagardère Unlimited Golf is now Ben Harrison.

Harrison has 13-years of experience in sports marketing and player management.  He currently manages 10 clients, including 2011 PGA Championship winner Keegan Bradley, PGA Tour winners Jonas Blixt and Brendan Steele and major champion and three-time European Solheim Cup player Anna Nordqvist.

“I’m very much looking forward to working with our team to build on our success of the last few years,” said Harrison, “and further solidifying Lagardere Unlimited’s position as a premier sports marketing and representation group.”

Harrison began as a player manager with Gaylord Sports Management and became a part of the Lagardère Unlimited team once Gaylord was acquired by Lagardère Unlimited’s parent company.  He will manage the operations of Lagardère Unlimited Golf from Scottsdale, Arizona.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.